The white grape variety (also DM-63) comes from the Ukraine
. The ancestry is unknown. However, it shows morphological
similarities with the local variety Kapselsky
. The variety was selected in the late 1960s by P. M. Gramotenko at the Magarach
viticultural institute in Crimea. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is cultivated in the Sudak region in the Solnechnaya Dolina (Sun Valley) area of Crimea
, after which it was named. It is used there as a blend in often sweet dessert wines.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012